SSHRC Insight Development Grant

The 2016 Insight Development Grants (IDG) funding opportunity description is now live.

Description: Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams. Insight Development Grants foster research in its early stages, but are not intended to support large-scale initiatives.

Deadlines:
January 11, 2016: Draft of proposal due – the Research Officer will facilitate an internal peer review if you meet this deadline
January
22, 2016: Faculty deadline – full proposal (will be reviewed again by the Research Officer)
January 27, 2016 5:00 pm: Research Development & Services:
February 3, 2016, 2:00 pm: SSHRC (results available by summer)

Amount: $7,000 up to $75,000

Eligibility: Both emerging and established scholars who are affiliated with an eligible Canadian post-secondary institution are eligible to apply. A Principal Investigator (PI) must be eligible to hold a research account at Western.

Applications: The IDG application form is will be available via the Research Portal. in early December. Please contact Karen Kueneman, Research Officer if you plan to apply.

Applicants who wish to begin preparing their application now can begin work on the offline modules:

  • Detailed description: maximum 5-page attachment
  • Timeline: maximum 1-page attachment
  • References: maximum 10-page attachment

NOTE: This competition uses the Canadian Common CV (CCV). Applicants and co-applicants are encouraged to complete their SSHRC CCV as soon as possible. Applicants should expect that creating a SSHRC CCV for the first time will require a significant time investment. CCV Workshop at Western on November 25.

SSHRC Webinar for Additional Information: Insight Development Grants Information Webinar

New this year and of particular interest to IDG applicants:

  • Changes to the definition of an Emerging Scholar
  • Elimination of the requirement for collaborator CCVs
  • Longer section to describe the research team (“Roles and Responsibilities” module doubled to 7600 characters from 3800)
  • Adjudication committee structure will include disciplinary committees when justified by the number of applications
  • New resource:  Preparing an Insight Development Grants research-creation application
  • Social work, law and criminology moved to Group 4

In addition, please note the changes to various SSHRC policies and initiatives:

Policies, Guidelines, Regulations and Related Information:

  • The new Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications has been integrated into IDG.  For information, consult the updated Open Access landing page.
  • See the Definition of Terms page for new definitions for “Aboriginal research” and “knowledge mobilization”, and for updated definitions of “emerging scholars” and “record of research achievement”.

Program Descriptions and Funding Opportunities:

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About the Author

Kueneman, Karen

Staff, 2015 Fall

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